Check out Wild Custom’s crazy new Gyrock revolving pickup system!

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This new patent-pending revolving pickup system from Wild Custom is called the Gyrock. Yes, a ‘revolving pickup system’. You read that correctly. And it’s insane(ly expensive). Wild Custom Gyrock pickup system: Revolving pickups So every guitarist has probably at some point wanted to switch out the pickups in a guitar on the fly. The Gyrock system […]

Framus Panthera II Studio Supreme: Stunning tops and unique designs

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Framus has just unveiled its new Panthera II Studio Supreme models, available either as Teambuilt or Masterbuilt guitars. Both have stunning maple tops and some unique carved designs. Framus Panthera II Studio Supreme German company Framus do not do things by halves! These two new Panthera II Studio Supreme models both look very impressive in both style […]

Back to the future: The G&L Fullerton Deluxe Skyhawk returns to 1984

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The original G&L Skyhawk series came onto the market back in 1984, looking like a a double cutaway design with a hint of offset, a slender waist and generous curves. G&L has decided to re-issue the Skyhawk in 2019: it’s back to the future! G & L Fullerton Deluxe Skyhawk G&L often uses different woods […]

Fender’s new Sixty-Six Alternate Reality guitar combines a Strat with a Jazz Bass

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Fender’s new Sixty-Six is part of its Alternate Reality series of odd-the-wall designs and makes use of a down-sized Jazz Bass body shape. This model was announced during the Winter NAMM show but has now made it to market. Can this left-field guitar tempt you into parting with your money? Fender Sixty-Six Out of all of the 2019 […]

Make your Cheap Squier sound like an American Fender: Ugrade your Potentiometers!

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Last time in Part 1, we looked at the basics of soldering. Ideally you’ve had a chance to practise your soldering skills and it’s time to move onto upgrading and modifying your guitar. This week, I’m going to cover potentiometers and why you should upgrade yours before anything else.  Listen To give you an idea of […]

Blue Cat Audio unveils Re-Guitar virtual pick-up modelling plug-in

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Blue Cat Audio has finally unveiled its Re-Guitar plug-in that I wrote about back in January. With the plug-in now available, we also have audio demos of this intriguing new plug-in in action. Blue Cat Audio Re-Guitar The idea is simple enough: make your guitar sound like a different model. The idea has been tried […]

NAMM 2019: Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray Short Scale bass

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Ernie Ball Music Man has released their first ever Short Scale Stingray bass for 2019. It follows on fro a few other companies who are also doing shorter scale length basses, so could 2019 be the year of the short scale? Music Man Stingray Short Scale bass This is a first for the company a […]

Ceramic vs. Alnico: Which pickups sound better?

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We guitarists are an argumentative bunch, and the guitar world is full of opinions and arguments about how to get the best sounds. One controversy that has raged for years is: What exactly IS the difference in sound between ceramic and alnico pickups? Now someone has come up with a Mythbusters-style video doing an A/B […]

Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Lukather Luke 25th Anniversary LIII

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For 25 years now, Ernie Ball Music Man has been building signature guitars for legendary Toto guitarist Steve Lukather. Ther Californian maker has decided to mark the occasion with this Ernie Ball Music Man Luke 25th Anniversary LIII. Ernie Ball Music Man Luke 25th Anniversary LIII Compared to the LIII editions previously available, this special edition […]

DiMarzio Richie Kotzen signature Strat replacement pickguard available at last!

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DiMarzio has just unveiled the Richie Kotzen Strat Replacement Pickguard. That’s a pretty big deal given that you his signature series of Stratocaster pickups were formerly only available on a rare Japanese Fender Kotzen signature model. DiMarzio Richie Kotzen Signature Richie Kotzen is known as a Telecaster player and Fender Japan produced a Rochie Kotzen […]